Art Cards 2011 – Week 8
My inspiration for this week’s art cards came from several sources. First up, I bought a new book to help me with my drawing, especially silly drawing like the cartoony girls I doodled for this week’s art cards, which was helpful for the storyboards I have to draw for my concept development class.
I thought it would be fun to incorporate this adorable paper doll exercise onto my art cards with some fun cartoony girls. (I loved playing with paper dolls as a kid, but I never thought to make my own.)
I’ve had to give a couple presentations in class lately, showing my artwork. I have to muster up all the confidence I can to show my artwork to anyone and even more strength to do a presentation in front of class. So my reflections for this week were to Believe in yourself, and There is a fire inside.
One of my teachers stressed how important it is for us to present our work with confidence. When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too!
I always find inspiration in music. There is a line in the Hurricane song that struck me last Friday, so I decided to use it as a prompt for my second card. (BTW, I think the line in that song actually has different meaning than what I used it for.)
To me, “there is a fire inside” means there is passion burning inside you. Embrace it and let it shine!
On the first card, I made the firey background with watercolor crayons, and on the second card, I made the firey background with dry-brush stippling of acrylic paint. I drew the cartoony girls on cardboard from leftover cereal boxes, painted Gesso over them, colored in the details with colored pencils, and outlined them with a fine Sharpie markie. They are both dimensional in that I attached them to the cards with puffy tape so they stand up from the cards.